For home cooks who like to stay organized and prepared, there is a new kitchen helper that makes life much easier. Mise en place, a French term meaning “putting in place” or “everything in its place,” is also a culinary technique where you prepare all kitchen tools and ingredients beforehand. You might have seen it utilized in cooking shows, where chefs have all ingredients pre-prepared so that they can move quickly and spend more time explaining recipes. Instead of being caught off-guard by certain cooking steps when following a recipe, mise en place helps cooks stay organized, efficient, and stress-free during the cooking process. The Prepdeck ($125) has gone viral recently for its ability to do all that organization and prep work without much fuss.

The Prepdeck has over 45 features and prep accessories. Coming in at 21 inches by 6 inches, it touts 15 built-in containers in three different sizes with measurements on the side and matching lids. You'll also get all the meal-prepping tools you might need included right on the deck, such as a zester, slicer, juicer, grater, and a four-in-one tool that peels, juliennes, strips greens, and opens bottles.

All the tools are nestled in a special drawer unit and everything folds up nicely for easy storage. The exterior also doubles as a cutting board that detaches for quick cleaning.

After prepping your ingredients using the Prepdeck, all you need to do is empty and replace the sliding trash compartment that stores the scraps and offcuts, fold the cover, and store the modular system in the refrigerator until you're reading to start cooking. All the containers are BPA-free and dishwasher safe, making clean-up a breeze.

The Prepdeck is available on Amazon with shipments expected to go out in mid-April. If you can't wait that long, check out this similar bamboo model from Comellow.

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